Thievery Corporation — Lebanese Blonde
Album: Lebanese Blonde - EP
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Released: 2000
Length: 4:36
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind

A satellite recalled your voice
Sent me round the world again
All the night you've dreamt away
Sent me round my heart again
One touch upon my lips
And all my thoughts are clear
I feel your smoky mist
Up to the stratosphere

Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind

Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind




( French Version )

Trop déprimée pour m'en tirer
Trop bien pour rien piger
J'ai deja connu cet état
Ailleurs plein d'autrefois
J'entends le soleil
Les nuages par les volets
Un million de pensées
Envahi mon esprit

Un satellite rappelait ta voix
orbite dans le monde pour toi
Tu as revé toute la nuit
En envie de mon coeur
Je t'effleures des levres et puis
Ca me donne les idées claires
Je sens ton suc se dissiper
Jusqu'a la stratosphere

Trop déprimée pour m'en tirer
Trop bien pour rien piger
J'ai deja connu cet état
Ailleurs plein d'autrefois
J'entends le soleil
Les nuages par les volets
Un million de pensées
Envahi mon esprit
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{#Hearteyes}
I prefer this one in English, it suits it better
love the tune {#Hearteyes}
 zunismyst wrote:
I am not aware that Thievery Corp. has published only this track. Why only this one?
There are a lot of excellent tracks by T.C. we would like to hear.
 
There are at least another 20 of their tunes that get played here.  It must be your timing.
AWESOME — TC defined the new millennium for me
{#Bananajam}
 zunismyst wrote:
I am not aware that Thievery Corp. has published only this track. Why only this one?
There are a lot of excellent tracks by T.C. we would like to hear.

 
Stick around, Bill does play quite a bit of Thievery Corporation and not just this song. {#Laughing}
 FrankRizzo wrote:
Just bumped this to a 10. It's a 16 year old song that has aged well. It's so smooth and mellow. I always stop to take the song in when it comes on.
 

It cannot be 16 years since this came out!?! That is terrifying! 


I am not aware that Thievery Corp. has published only this track. Why only this one?
There are a lot of excellent tracks by T.C. we would like to hear.
Right ON!
Oh, YES! A fave song - and third in a most impressive, applause-worthy set from Bill today:

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Peter Gabriel - Of These, Hope
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde

{#Cheesygrin} {#Clap} {#Music}

(I only wish I had been at my desk for Shawn Colvin - Shotgun Down the Avalanche and Florence + The Machine - Long & Lost a few songs prior!)
When I look out my window
Many sights to see
And when I look in my window
So many different people to be
That it's strange, so strange
You've got to pick up every stitch
You've got to pick up every stitch
You've got to pick up every stitch
Mmm-mm-mmm, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch

A staple in my playlists. Thievery Corp was one of the best Chill groups to come out of trip hop.
 
Just bumped this to a 10. It's a 16 year old song that has aged well. It's so smooth and mellow. I always stop to take the song in when it comes on.
Superb
Irresistible.  
Nice groove!
 helgigermany wrote:

I like it when people show lyrics!

 
Because it saves you the 1 second it takes to click on the Lyrics link or because random lyrics from other songs are more fun to read than comments from people who are just criticizing the song or others opinion?

justin4kick wrote:



Another Lebanese ‘Blonde’ Model Gets Involved in Politics!
https://lbpress.wordpress.com/tag/lebanese-parliamentary-elections/

 
Guess my definition of beauty is not the same as many.  A blow up doll looks the same and doesn't talk back.


Mirror Conspiracy was definitely TC's high point.

Another Lebanese ‘Blonde’ Model Gets Involved in Politics!
https://lbpress.wordpress.com/tag/lebanese-parliamentary-elections/
Transported me right back to my teens, the late evening in a tea room, smoking hookas (just tobacco :) ), drinking tea and having deep deep philosophical debates...
 
 ScottN wrote:


 
very blonde!! {#Lol}
very nice tune from a very good band!!
There's a video on Youtube of them performing this live on KCRW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjgykoA44CU
always enjoy this RP regular...
Damn, rode the mcycle for 9 hours today and I need to go to bed....stop this excellent set right now!
 Yes please!

cottN wrote:


 


 dragon1952 wrote:
When I look out my window
Many sights to see
And when I look in my window
So many different people to be
That it's strange
So strange You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
Mmmm, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch

 
I like it when people show lyrics!
Nice set today!
Apologies if someone has already posted a similar comment, but I think I probably smoked some Lebanese Blond back in the day.

oh - nice tune 
 vanishingreturns wrote:
You know, I used to really enjoy this song, and then I started working in an office that plays RP all day long, every day. I've heard this song more in the past 3 months than anything. I'm sick and tired of this. Holy shit, where's the asprin?

 
Need aspirin? Switch to a station that plays obnoxious commercials all day long. You'll find out where to buy aspirin and all the other crap that makes your heart content.
 vanishingreturns wrote:
You know, I used to really enjoy this song, and then I started working in an office that plays RP all day long, every day. I've heard this song more in the past 3 months than anything. I'm sick and tired of this. Holy shit, where's the asprin?

 
very hard time feeling bad for you
 
 bseib wrote:
Even after listening to this tune how many times, I just now heard the bass line as Donovan's "Season of the Witch". Kinda cool. It's not exactly the same riff, but a similar progression. Sounds like it's probably in the same key too.

 
This song is in A minor, Mr. Leitch's tune is in A major. The bass line is similar though, but each has only five different notes.

 ziggytrix wrote:
So used to the English version... this one does a number on my head. {#Ask}

 
I LOVE this song (my fave from the Garden State soundtrack) - but I can't believe I've never heard this French version before! Since my college major was French, and I love all things Francophile, now I love this song even more.
You know, I used to really enjoy this song, and then I started working in an office that plays RP all day long, every day. I've heard this song more in the past 3 months than anything. I'm sick and tired of this. Holy shit, where's the asprin?
 dragon1952 wrote:

It's even more the same than Spirit's Taurus compared to Stairway to Heaven which elicited a lawsuit.

 
Only the first 3 notes of those songs are the same.

As John Lennon said, "There's only so many notes".
 Milanche wrote:
OMG! Last 4 songs {#Clap} Like it's from my special folder, on my Ipod. Bravo RP! {#Good-vibes}

 
Same thing here.
When I look out my window
Many sights to see
And when I look in my window
So many different people to be
That it's strange
So strange You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
Mmmm, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch
More E St Lounge music please....
 
OMG! Last 4 songs {#Clap} Like it's from my special folder, on my Ipod. Bravo RP! {#Good-vibes}
{#Bananajam}Yes!
{#Cool}
 Poacher wrote:
Taliban Black is the New Lebanese Blond. (inside joke for those who like that kind of thing) {#Meditate}

 
Hmm. A bit close to the bone there, Poacher.
 bseib wrote:
Even after listening to this tune how many times, I just now heard the bass line as Donovan's "Season of the Witch". Kinda cool. It's not exactly the same riff, but a similar progression. Sounds like it's probably in the same key too.

 
It's even more the same than Spirit's Taurus compared to Stairway to Heaven which elicited a lawsuit.
Bob On!
{#Dance} 
 ziggytrix wrote:
So used to the English version... this one does a number on my head. {#Ask}

 
Had to know, so I looked it up.  The English is the "original version" according to wiki.   I think I prefer the fluidity (meter?) of the lyrics in the English version.
Even after listening to this tune how many times, I just now heard the bass line as Donovan's "Season of the Witch". Kinda cool. It's not exactly the same riff, but a similar progression. Sounds like it's probably in the same key too.
Hmmm, a song about hashish?
Too low to find my way, too high to wonder why...
 Stingray wrote:
GENIAL

 

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